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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 07-05-2004, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have no clue to go about getting valves adjusted. I don't know if it is somethign a do it yourselfer could do witht he right tools or leave it to a professional....get back to me with some ideas
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say to leave it to a reputable mechanic if you can find one, or at least someone who knows their way around the bay of an E30. BMWs require some special tools, I'm not sure if the valvejob does or not, since I had mine done by my mechanic. If you do it yourself without much knowledge of what you're doing, any minimal maladjustment can leave you with bent stems, cracked heads, or all kinds of nasty garbage.

Too scary a risk to be taken in one's own driveway.
But if you're really confident about your mechanical skills, that's up to you.
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Not a bad job, requires something likea coat hanger with end bent like a fish hook to move the ecdcentric under the lifter, Independent tech quoted $75.00 US for the job.
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Thanks Guys i appreciate the help!
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